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Tobacco Guidelines for Life Insurance


Your smoking history can significantly affect your rate class. Life insurance companies have specific tobacco guidelines and they will use your smoking history to determine your rate class. Tobacco Products include pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, dip, snuff, nicotine patches and gum. Use of these products will categorize you as a smoker.

Life insurance rates will be significantly affected by your cigarette use history or your tobacco use history. If you are a smoker, affordable life insurance can still be purchased. Click here to get an instant quote.

Special information for cigar smokers and chewing tobacco users

There are some companies that will give preferred rates for moderate cigar smokers and moderate users of chewing tobacco. Check with us and we can tell you about special programs for moderate smoker term life insurance.  Send us an email and ask us about the special tobacco programs. These are not shown on the instant quote engine so contact us.

Click here for more information on how an insurance company may determine your risk class and why this class is important in determining your rates.

IMPORTANT: Even if you apply as a standard or preferred risk, our companies will offer you their very best possible rates (preferred, preferred plus ) whenever possible. A preferred smoker term life insurance rate may vary even among the companies we work with.

Generally a simplified physical exam is required to obtain most types of term life policies. The physical exam can be completed at your home or other convenient location. The exam generally takes only about 15-30 minutes and is conducted by a licensed paramedical or medical doctor. The exam generally involves a blood and urine specimen, blood pressure reading, height and weight measurements, and a series of questions regarding your medical history will be asked.

If you have questions, please contact us and we will provide you with additional information.

Learn more about types of life insurance or how to get an instant quote online.

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